This concise, practical book is written for you if your professional success is linked to the quality of the reports you produce. You will learn how to. . .
- Manage data, minimize discomfort, and master the report-writing process
- Assure that your reports get read, understood, and acted onrather than contributing to information overload
- Develop a communication strategy that enables you to design reports to meet the needs of diverse readers and decision-makers
- Write reports that are clear, high in skim-value, and rich in content-value
- Follow a sound approach to report-writing so you will avoid procrastination and use your time productively
- Allow your readers to find it a pleasurerather than a struggleto read your reports
- Convey your ideas so clearly and persuasively that you gain recognition and influence within your organization
- Brief: summarizes key ideas only
- Practical: offers clear, straightforward tools you can use
- Reader-friendly: provides easy-to-skim format
|Series:||Guide to Series in Business Communication Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
1. What Makes Reports Effective.
What Reports Are. How Reports Are Used. What Virtues Effective Reports Share.
2. How to Manage the Report-Writing Process.
The Conceptual Task: Planning. The Technical Task: Researching and Analyzing. The Composing Task.
3. What Key Elements to Include in Your Report.
Front-End Materials. Body of the Report. Back-End Materials.
4. How to Design a Readable Report.
Ensuring Clarity. Ensuring Skim-Value.
Letter of Transmittal. Title Page. Table of Contents. Executive Summary.